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    Copy fields from one to multiple forms.

    Asked by GMFStructural on May 30, 2017 at 08:14 AM

    I would like to know if it's possible to share form elements from one form to another.  For example, I have been tasked with building 10-15 different forms for our business.  One of the requirements is to select the current job from a dropdown list that will be populated with anywhere from 20-30 different active jobs that we have going at any given time.  The 20-30 active jobs change frequently though, and unless I'm able to use one dropdown shared between forms, I'll have to update all 10-15 different forms for every new job we start or complete, rather than update the one shared dropdown that is being utilized by the different forms.  Having this ability will make the difference between hours of useless administrative time updating dropdowns in every form, rather than managing one dropdown list of current jobs that each individual form can access.  If this is not a current ability, can you tell me if this functionality is on the roadmap for a future Jotform update?  Thank you in advance!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by candy on May 30, 2017 at 08:45 AM


    It is possible to copy the fields from a form to another form with Field Manager App as you can find it at the following link: https://apps.jotform.com/app/field_manager With this app, you can clone, move and delete the fields. However, if you change the fields in a form, the other fields in other forms will not be updated.

    Please try this and let us know it helps.


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    Answered by GMFStructural on May 30, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    This is a good start, but since it will only let you copy from one form to another, I would still need to run this tool 15-20 times in order to update all of our forms.  Is there a way to copy fields from one form into multiple forms at the same time, rather than one by one?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on May 30, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    Unfortunately, we don't have such tool. The only way is what my colleague suggested, and that tool will copy one-to-one form.

    If you have any further questions please let us know.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by GMFStructural on May 30, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    Thanks for the follow-up.  

    Is there a formal way to submit feature requests to the JotForm Development team?  It would seem that the next logical evolution to the FieldManager utility would be to create the ability to copy from one-to-many forms and I'd like to make sure it gets the appropriate attention.  Considering how much organizational information is typically redundant between multiple forms in most organizations, this would be a lifesaver.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on May 30, 2017 at 01:31 PM

    Yes, we can do that through this thread.

    I will forward this suggestion as a possible feature request. Please be mindful that implementation of such features depend on how many requests for them we have.

    We will inform you through this thread once/if this feature is implemented.

    Thank you for your suggestion.